Feb 05, 2023  
2015-2016 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2015-2016 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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TH 222 - World Religions

An introductory-level course, Comparative Religions describes and compares the world’s major religions with Christianity. It acquaints the student with historical and literary aspects of Hindu and Buddhist thought, moving to Western religions. It considers the nature of other religions, devoting the final segment to the study of the Judeo-Christian tradition. This course does not contribute towards the Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies but may be taken as a general elective.

Assignment Overview
  • Assignments: 5 Units
  • Interactivity: Discussion Board

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Compare and contrast the major themes of seven traditional religions, including indigenous religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese traditional religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
  • Identify the historical changes these religions have experienced.
  • Evaluate the role of selected spiritual leaders in each of these traditions.

Credits: 3

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